The Nazis frequently used indirect language to disguise the true nature of their crimes. They used the term Final-solution to refer to the plan of the Nazis to annihilate the Jewish people. It is not known when the Nazi leaders decided to attempt the ‘’final solution’’. The mass destruction of the Jews went on for about a decade and a lot of people or Jews died. Under the rule of Adolf Hitler, the killing of the Jews went in stages. After the Nazi party achieved power in Germany in 1933, racism in Germany led to anti-Jewish laws which aimed to cut off Jews from society and drive them out of the country.
There are five steps in the final solution:
The Nazis simply wanted all the Jews out of German territory. In fact, they helped Jews immigrate to Israel, But little by little. In 1936-38, many anti-Jewish signage began to appear in public Parks Not for Jews, Jews Not Wanted. Many Jews still didn’t realize they were supposed to leave. Jews in Germany had made progress in terms of human rights and integrating into the society. No one could imagine what was about to happen.
Anti-Jewish policies After the Nazi party rise to power, the state-enforced racism which resulted in anti-Jewish legislation, boycotts, Aryanization, and finally the "Night of Broken Glass" pogrom, all of which aimed to remove the Jews from German society. After the beginning of World War II, anti-Jewish policy evolved into a comprehensive plan to concentrate and eventually annihilate European Jewry. Ghettos
The Nazis hoped that the wretched ghetto conditions would deplete the Jewish population quickly and naturally through starvation, disease and cold. The ghetto also served as the holding area for eventual transport to the death camps for those who were able to survive. Ghetto inhabitants in many areas were forced to become slaves for German industry. Factories were built alongside or within ghetto walls so that industries could take advantage of this free labour. The administration of Jewish life was the responsibility of the Jewish Councils, the Judenrote. Life in the ghetto was abominable, and thousands died. There was no medicine. The food ration allowed was a quarter of that available for the Germans, barely enough to allow survival. The water supply was contaminated in many ghettos. Epidemics of tuberculosis, typhoid, and lice were common. Bodies of new victims piled up in the streets faster than they could be carted away. In the Warsaw ghetto, more than 70,000 died of exposure, disease, and starvation during the first two winters. Almost all of those who survived the Warsaw ghetto were either killed when the ghetto was razed in 1943 or died in the death camps.
Massive killing Camps
The Nazis and their helpers used the most terrible methods of murdering Jews, gypsies and other “undesirable” population groups. In the attempt to carry out the Final Solution as effectively as possible, different methods of mass murder were tested. The Nazis began by using mass shootings, then used gassing trucks (in the first extermination camp, Chelmno) and ended up by constructing large industrialised facilities of mass destruction as in Auschwitz-Birkenau, where the highly effective Zyklon B gas was used.
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The Final Solution
The Nazis frequently used euphemistic language to disguise the true nature of their crimes. They used the term "Final Solution" to refer to their plan to annihilate the Jewish people."
From 1938 until June 1941, the Nazis set out to get rid of the